Young inventors invited to join battle of social innovation ideas in Enjoy Science: Young Makers Contest Year 4
Bangkok – 5 June 2019 – Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production Company Limited, in partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education Science Research and Innovation through National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) and National Science Museum (NSM), Ministry of Education through Office of the Vocational Education Commission, and Kenan Institute Asia, proudly presents “Enjoy Science: Young Makers Contest Year 4.” The contest invites all ‘Makers’ or young innovators and inventors, who are students of both general and vocational education to submit their inventions under the “social innovations” theme. These inventions should aim to address a wide range of problems in the society and improve the quality of life for the Thai public. Winners will be awarded with prizes worth more than 1.2 million baht, including a once-in-a-lifetime trip to a world-class Maker Faire in United States, where makers from across the globe will gather to showcase their best inventions.
Mr. Artit Krichphiphat, business support general manager, Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production, Ltd., said, “The Enjoy Science Young Makers Contest has been hosted for the 4th consecutive year this year and has so far inspired thousands of youngsters to innovate to improve the standard of living for the people of Thailand. The contest is part of Chevron Enjoy Science, a 5-year project launched in 2015 to equip Thai youths in all corners of the country with STEM skills and knowledge. The field is key to enhance Thailand’s competitiveness in a long run. In addition, Chevron continues to support STEM education as we believe empowering young people with STEM-related capabilities is fundamental in helping to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, which set out to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.”
The “Enjoy Science: Young Makers Contest Year 4” consisted of two categories: vocational students (up to bachelor degree or equivalent from vocational institutions) and students in general education (up to bachelor degree or equivalent). Winners will be granted scholarships and the opportunity to join a Maker Faire in America around May of 2020. The contest is open for social innovation ideas from today till 31 July 2019. Interested teams can download the applications and find out more about the contest and rules at https://www.nstda.or.th/sims/login or Facebook page: “Enjoy Science: Young Makers Contest.”